Category Archives: FAMILY

County icon dies

Special to the County Compass ORIENTAL – Ned Everett Delamar Jr, 93, found peace on November 18, 2013 at his Sterling House residence in New Bern.   Born July 10, 1920 in Oriental, he is preceded in death by his father, Ned E. Delamar Sr, mother, Pearl Johnson Delamar, wife, Libby Woodard Delamar, son, Ned E. Delamar III,  and brother, Paul J. Delamar Sr.     Ned is survived by his son, Dennis Woodard Delamar of Charlotte; daughter, Mary Delamar Flythe and husband, Michael, of New Bern; daughter-in-law, Joan Delamar Gracie and husband, Larry Gracie of Oriental; gra…

Youngster summons resources to aid injured bird

Vivian Reed, left, is seen here with friends Savannah Pittman and Caroline James, next to a cage where an injured purple martin received tender, loving care. By Vivian Reed, Age 12 | Special to the County Compass ORIENTAL — On Saturday, July 14, while visiting with my Grandparents in Oriental, I came upon an injured purple martin in our yard. Having cared for injured birds before, I knew to place the bird inside a box. After researching on how to care for a martin, my Dad cut air holes in the box while my Grandfather, an equine veterinarian, inspected the bird, finding a damaged wing. He also f…
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